Microsoft Chairman\u00a0Bill Gates will detail on Wednesday how the company is adding search capabilities in its enterprise software, emphasizing how employees waste time trying to find information.Gates is scheduled to speak at a conference for corporate executives in Redmond, Wash. Among his company\u2019s pending offerings is a new search tool in Office SharePoint Server 2007 that will peer deep into workers\u2019 computers, building profiles of what it finds so other employees can find out what those employees know. Microsoft\u2019s emphasis on the search capabilities comes in response to strong competition from Google, which has become the market leader for search on the Internet. Google is increasingly courting enterprise customers, offering hardware and software search products tailored to their needs.Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, an upgrade of software used to build Web portals and share documents, will be released later this year to corporate users with Microsoft\u2019s next office suite, Office 2007. Microsoft says the search feature can automatically discover undocumented knowledge and relationships but also safeguard personal information.SharePoint will also have a searchable "business data catalog" with information from business applications produced by vendors such as SAP and Siebel Systems, Microsoft said. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMicrosoft\u2019s Bill GatesGoogle already offers enterprises that functionality in its Google Search Appliance, which, with the addition of appropriate software modules, can search data in back-office systems from Cisco Systems, Cognos, Oracle and others, and presenting it in a readable format.Another new Microsoft product, called Office SharePoint Server for Search 2007, can search websites, SharePoint sites, Exchange Server, and IBM\u2019s collaboration software and Lotus Notes. Microsoft said the search software can be upgraded to the full SharePoint Server product.Later this year, Microsoft said it will release a test version of Windows Live Search, another feature that will be able to scan the Internet, desktops and corporate networks.-Jeremy Kirk, IDG News ServiceFor related news coverage, read Google Strengthens Focus on Search With Four New Tools.This article is posted on our Microsoft Informer page. For more news on the Redmond, Wash.-based powerhouse, keep checking in.Check out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.